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Imia: The Time When Greece and Turkey Were Closest to War

As unlikely as it may seem, a dispute over salvage rights between Turkish and Greek captains was the trigger for a series of events which escalated into a major international incident called the Imia Crisis. The quickly-spiraling crisis saw the...

Pontic Greek Still Spoken by Thousands in Northern Turkey

Pontic Greek, which closely resembles Ancient Greek still lives on today, in communities near Turkey's Black Sea coast.

7 Cities in Turkey of Great Greek Heritage

In today’s land of Asia Minor, cradle of ancient Greek scientific and philosophical thought, visitors still find the remnants of a great past.

‘Romeyka’ The Ancient Greek Dialect Spoken in Northern Turkey

Romeyka is a dialect of Greek spoken in the region of Trabzon (Trapezounta) and Pontus, around Turkey's Black Sea coast. Researchers say it bears striking resemblances to ancient Greek dialects. Its speakers are Muslims but many also trace their lineage...

Did Turkey Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Greece During WWII?

In a little-known episode of World War II, the SS Kurtuluş delivered humanitarian aid from Turkey to Greece. Turkey's position during the war was ambiguous, and Ankara remained neutral until the war's final year. Turkey had signed a non-aggression pact...

92 Naked Migrants Found on Greece – Turkey Border

Ninety two naked migrants were found near the Greece - Turkey border in Evros region, the Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection announced. The photos released have shocked the Greek authorities and "show Turkey’s inhumane treatment of refugees" according to...

Greece Targets NGOs Accused of Human Trafficking From Turkey

Four NGOs stand charged with smuggling illegal immigrants from Turkey to Greece in the summer of 2021. The NGOs, both well-known and reputable, allegedly colluded with traffickers working from the Turkish coast. They have also been accused of spying...

Greece Counters Turkey’s Claims in the Aegean to UN

Greece presented a letter to the United Nations on Thursday which countered the claims Turkey made regarding the sovereignty of Greek islands in the Aegean to the UN in September of last year. In the Turkish letter, the country claimed...

Israeli President Herzog Reassures Athens of Ties Before Turkey Visit

Israeli President Isaac Herzog is visiting Greece on Thursday ahead of a trip to Turkey that he will take in early March. Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou welcomed her Israeli counterpart to Athens. Herzog is in Greece as part of an...

Turkey-Greek Islands Ferries Start Up Again After 2-Year Break

Ferry services between Turkey and the Greek Islands are resuming after being paused for two years during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was announced earlier in the week. The ferry service will reinvigorate sea tourism between the two countries, said Yusuf...

Greek Island of Oinousses Sends Message of Defiance to Turkey

The Greek island of Oinousses sent a clear message to Turkey on Friday, after Turkish media claimed that the island was "occupied" by Greeks, by displaying a giant Greek flag along the side of the island. The controversy began when...

Greece/Turkey Arms Race: French Frigates vs. German Submarines?

It may sounds like a Balkan remake of "Dr. Strangelove," but there is an extreme war scenario where the arms race leads Greece's forces to use French frigates to fight Turkey, using German submarines. The respective naval deals of Greece with France...

Secretary of State Takes Swipe at Turkey, Condemning Use of Force

In a thinly-veiled swipe at NATO member nation Turkey, Blinken said that any use of force in resolving maritime disputes will be condemned.

Fire-Ravaged Turkey Sends Message of Solidarity to Greece

Turkey, which is still fighting to contain its own massive wildfires, sent a message of solidarity to Greece on Friday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a phone call with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias on Friday afternoon to express...

Jordan Joins Greece, Cyprus in Opposition to Turkey’s Varosha Plans

Greece, Cyprus and Jordan called for a "comprehensive and viable settlement of the Cyprus problem" after Turkey said it would reopen Varosha.